National African American History Month, 2005, 6995 [05-2729]

Download as PDF 6995 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 70, No. 27 Thursday, February 10, 2005 Title 3— Proclamation 7868 of February 7, 2005 The President National African American History Month, 2005 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Throughout our Nation’s history, the contributions of African Americans have stirred our Nation’s conscience and helped shape our character. During National African American History Month, we honor the determination and commitment of generations of African Americans in pursuing the promises of America. The theme of National African American History Month this year, ‘‘The Niagara Movement: Black Protest Reborn, 1905–2005,’’ honors the grassroots movement of 1905 to 1910 that was organized to fight racial discrimination in America. Led by W.E.B. DuBois, the movement called for voting rights for African Americans, opposed school segregation, and worked to elect officials committed to fighting racial prejudice. Americans today carry on this movement as our Nation strives to live up to our founding principle that all of God’s children are created equal. It is important to teach our children about the heroes of the civil rights movement who, with courage and dignity, forced America to confront the central defect of our founding. Every American should know about the men and women whose determination and persistent eloquence forced people of all races to examine their hearts and revise our Nation’s Constitution and laws. As we celebrate African American History Month, we remember how great the struggle for racial justice has been. And we renew our efforts to fight for equal rights for all Americans. We have made great progress, but our work is not done. NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim February 2005 as National African American History Month. I call upon public officials, educators, librarians, and all the people of the United States to observe this month with appropriate programs and activities that honor the history, accomplishments, and contributions of African Americans. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventh day of February, in the year of our Lord two thousand five, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-ninth. W [FR Doc. 05–2729 Filed 2–9–05; 8:45 am] Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate jul<14>2003 16:13 Feb 09, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\10FED0.SGM 10FED0

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 27 (Thursday, February 10, 2005)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Page 6995]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-2729]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 27 / Thursday, February 10, 2005 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 7868 of February 7, 2005

                
National African American History Month, 2005

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Throughout our Nation's history, the contributions of 
                African Americans have stirred our Nation's conscience 
                and helped shape our character. During National African 
                American History Month, we honor the determination and 
                commitment of generations of African Americans in 
                pursuing the promises of America.

                The theme of National African American History Month 
                this year, ``The Niagara Movement: Black Protest 
                Reborn, 1905-2005,'' honors the grassroots movement of 
                1905 to 1910 that was organized to fight racial 
                discrimination in America. Led by W.E.B. DuBois, the 
                movement called for voting rights for African 
                Americans, opposed school segregation, and worked to 
                elect officials committed to fighting racial prejudice. 
                Americans today carry on this movement as our Nation 
                strives to live up to our founding principle that all 
                of God's children are created equal.

                It is important to teach our children about the heroes 
                of the civil rights movement who, with courage and 
                dignity, forced America to confront the central defect 
                of our founding. Every American should know about the 
                men and women whose determination and persistent 
                eloquence forced people of all races to examine their 
                hearts and revise our Nation's Constitution and laws. 
                As we celebrate African American History Month, we 
                remember how great the struggle for racial justice has 
                been. And we renew our efforts to fight for equal 
                rights for all Americans. We have made great progress, 
                but our work is not done.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United 
                States, do hereby proclaim February 2005 as National 
                African American History Month. I call upon public 
                officials, educators, librarians, and all the people of 
                the United States to observe this month with 
                appropriate programs and activities that honor the 
                history, accomplishments, and contributions of African 
                Americans.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                seventh day of February, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand five, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and twenty-ninth.

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[FR Doc. 05-2729
Filed 2-9-05; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P